In my past life I was a business owner. I spent 13 years as a seamstress that manufactured and sold cloth diapers. Although it was so very rewarding, I recently decided it was time to move on. My youngest daughter, Ivy, has been out of diapers for several years and I had become weary of sewing the same things over and over. I was surrounded with industrial cutters, plastic snap presses, bolts and bales of drab, vanilla colored hemp french terry and plain polyurethane coated fabric. My sewing room looked like an industrial workroom and was designed for efficiency alone. After packing all of my diaper sewing fabrics and notions away and putting my rolls of fabric out to storage, I’m left with a surprisingly stark room, which I’m suddenly inspired to transform into a glorious crafty, relaxing get-away. I know it will be a slow process but I’ve taken the first step! Hey, hard magnetic pin cushions – I know you have served me well over the last 13 years – you’ve been used and abused and kicked across the cold tile floor when I so carelessly dropped your contents. but you, my old standby, are the first to be replaced!
Mom gave me the wonderful Heather Bailey pattern: Fresh Picked Pincushions. The pattern contains an entire fruit and veggie stand of pincushions – a fat patchwork pear, an apple, a tomato and two adorable little strawberries! I’m so in love with the pear, I think I’ll just have to make several of them to place around the room- one beside my sewing machine, one beside my serger and one on my cutting table. Slowly but surely I will have the sewing room of my dreams. Hugging myself
Update: I’ve now made so many of these that I’m going to have to somehow reduce the pincushion population at my house. Is it giveaway time yet?
So, tell me, Crafty Friends. Do you have any craft room decor ideas you’d like to share? I’m open to inspiration! ♥